Monmouth Medical Center oncology nurse honored with nursing excellence DAISY award

A Monmouth Medical Center oncology nurse, Emma D’Ambrosa, who “uses her amazing compassion every day to make an impact on her patients,” was honored with the quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

In nominating D’Ambrosa, a bedside nurse on Monmouth’s Bernard Fromkin Oncology Unit, a colleague praised her as “a nurse first and teacher second.”

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed by the family of Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, an autoimmune disease. His widow, Tena, a DAISY co-founder, created the acronym and the foundation and established the DAISY Recognition Program to honor the superhuman work nurses do every day at the bedside.

D’Ambrosa is the chairperson of the Medical-Surgical Shared Governance Council, as well as the co-chairperson of the Patient Care Coordinating Council. She is a member of the Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council, as well as a mentor and preceptor to many new nurses. She shows her dedication to her patients by working on a professional level to improve the patient experience from within. She is always the person you can go to for help.

As an oncology nurse, D’Ambrosa uses her amazing compassion every day to make an impact on her patients. There have been many nights where she has gone above and beyond in patient care.

Aside from that, she is an amazing mentor. D’Ambrosa precepts multiple new graduate nurses every year. She puts passion into making sure the next generation of nurses is prepared and provides safe quality health care to all patients. She is not one to brag about herself, but is one of the most committed nurses at MMC, proven through her long list of committee work and amazing patient care.